Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Obama seems to have "given up on being the 'great uniter' and now he's simply trying to hang on for quite small achievements."

"I think, in his own eyes, means that he's a failure," the Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist said.

Krauthammer also said that upon hearing an excerpt ahead of the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday, "you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama."

"Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president," Krauthammer said. "He said, 'the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, and inequality has increased.' Well, the four years, the five years are his years. So essentially he's saying, 'my job now is to undo what I've done and the five years of my presidency.'"